Short story- What if I tell you

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What if I tell you that, “when you start giggling, it sounds the same as a sound tractor makes when it starts, no no don’t get angry because that sound makes the ‘Mr. Always grumpy me’ laugh.…”

What if I tell you that “when you snore at night, it makes me feel I am not alone, those anxiety full nights of mine had a hint of assurance that you are with me…

What if I tell you that “when you smile the sparkles of your eyes make my ‘dull life’ bright and sparkly…”

What if I tell you that “yes, I didn’t listen to your rant about your colleague, who had done something terrible to upset you as I was too busy looking at you while you and your eyes were speaking…...”

What if I tell you that “when you used to hold my hand and say ‘it’s okay’, it does become okay”

What if I tell you that “I don’t hate butterscotch flavored ice cream, I said so because you hate it

What if I tell you “I have no issues with texting but I like listening to your voice more...”

What if I tell you that “the cheese sandwiches you made for me was burnt from the bottom but I loved it because you made it for me…..”

What if I tell you that “going on one knee and proposing in front of the crowd was never my thing but your favorite couple had done it, so I had decided I will do it too !!!!

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What if I tell you that “when you used to hug me, I used to find my lost inner peace……”

What if I tell you “I was not trying to avoid you, I know I just got busy, maybe a little selfish but I was doing this to secure our future….

What if I tell you that “I know, I used to hurt you a lot when I canceled our dinner date due to the stupid office parties and always remain engrossed in my laptop and files but I thought things will be better once I get succeeded here….”

What if I tell you that “the last one year you spent crying, begging for my time and attention didn’t affect me much as the promotion was my priority that time., I don’t know where do you find so much patience to bear my ignorance and ruthlessness for so long”

What if I tell you “I cried in the bathroom like you used to do, on the day when you moved out and we broke up !!!”

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What if I tell you that “the so-called ‘important promotion’ became meaningless without you as there was no one to share my happiness with. I was all alone and all of the sudden the days were gloomy and nights were full of anxiety again…”

What if I tell you “since that day I asked only for your forgiveness from God !!”

What if I tell you that ” I miss you so much !!!

What if I tell you that “seeing your name with some other guy on your wedding card is killing me right now !!!! “

What if I tell you that “I don’t know why I am still writing this or getting ready to attend your wedding, maybe the greed of seeing you have taken over my mind, in the same way like these ‘what if’ questions has taken over my heart!!!

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111 thoughts on “Short story- What if I tell you”

  1. Love this Vani and what if I tell you that I love your what if I tell you that you made me smile and take a nice break for the world. Good to get rid of what’s his face.. like you told us. ❀️🀣🀣🀣

  2. Why is this soooo beautiful! ❀️ ❀️ Even though the ending broke my heart!! Thanks for writing such wonderful stories all the time.

  3. This is so good! It tells a romantic story that would usually take lots of chapters to complete and turned it into one tour in a couple paragraphs. Well done!❀️❀️

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  5. What if I tell you that I am glad to have spend my time on your blogs to read this wonderful post. ❀️❀️ Very well penned. I got emotional when reading this. Keep up the great job. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

  6. Awww this was so full of emotions; I felt the yearning and regret β€” the heartbreak 😭my favorite type of bittersweet romance πŸ’” beautiful write, Vani πŸ’•

  7. Very Beautiful Vani! Love this and certainly Many of us can relate. I am glad that I married the one I love. But during my University time I had the one back then, somehow we both got married to someone else and now have kids. I do think of him from time to time. This i believe Many Will have the same hey.

    1. I am glad that you can relate and thanks for sharing your story❀❀ it happens to most of us, things not always work out the way we wanted them to be ❀❀
      I am glad to know that you are with someone you love πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

  8. Loved it!! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ Filled with beautiful emotions….

  9. Wow, Vani, this is powerful! The transitions from love and hope to dismissiveness to moving on took me by surprise & made my heart sad. You have a talent for communicating painful emotions in a very beautiful manner. Have a great week, my friend! 🌞

  10. buncha what ifs in that story. I don’t you folks but when i say a word over and over again it becomes a tongue twister and i forget the wordπŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚
    Its becomes anoying over time but this story is great.😊

  11. Heartbreaking but so true! Many people keep chasing success and stability, not realising that they’re leaving something very precious behind.

    1. And in order to win the blind race to success, name and money, they lost their most treasured possession which is love
      Thank you so much for reading β€β€β€πŸ€—πŸ€—

  12. Ohhh. Even a slight misunderstanding can break couples up. Very heartbreaking post. If only he had spoken up before, he wouldn’t have to go through so much!

    1. So true…. people should value whatever they have in their life, ❀❀❀
      Thank you so much for reading ❀❀❀

  13. Dear me, this was so heartbreaking. It’s almost as if I could feel the heartbreak and the angst in this, cause this is just too well written! 😒

  14. Oh god πŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯ΊπŸ₯Ί this is so heartfelt. As always, loved the chronology! I love how you write, Shivani. It has the power to make people feel. More power to you πŸ™‚

  15. That’s the thing. It is hard for a woman to balance work and family. It has always been a challenge. Only very few women with super high energy can take care of both without losing anything, but those are rare occurrences. Most women are human. Career ambition is as important to women as a good family. And this poses a great question for all women.

  16. My hearts out for the poor soul. But really when the water starts overflowing, its done.
    Wonderfully captured the emotions of a broken heart and from the male perspective. Fantastic.

    1. Yeah, everything is tolerable upto a certain limit, if you love someone constant efforts are required….
      Thank you so much for reading ❀❀❀❀

  17. At the end of the day, It’s the only memory that counts!
    But, no matter what happens, I ain’t eating the burnt cheese sandwich.
    It seems, it takes a lot of compassion.
    Great post!

    1. Haha πŸ˜„ well yeah I guess burnt cheese sandwich was extreme but things people do in love is just insane πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
      Thank you so much for reading ❀❀❀

  18. What if I tell you this soothes my soul and puts a smile to my face? What if I tell you the ending kinda broke my heart because I empathised with the speaker so much? What if I tell you that I wished for them to end up together? πŸ™ˆI’m an aromantic but this melted my heart. Beautiful 🀍

  19. This story was heart-breaking, truly. At first I thought ‘oh, how sweet’ this person is clearly deeply in love. Then they ruined it all and now they’re just full of so much regret. I feel so sorry for him but he can’t undo the past. This short story was so creatively written and presented, thanks so much for sharing Vaniheart ❀

    1. Yes, if only people put honest efforts in their relationships, their would not have been a regret phase…
      Thank you so much for, i appreciate your support ❀❀❀

  20. What if I tell you that I just loved this post…it’s so beautifully penned and captured so many experiences of a modern day couple…great work Shivani ❀️❀️

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